Organising and Mobilising for Change: Observations and Lessons from America’s leading Data Cities

Last week I attended a gathering of the Civic Analytics Network.  This was an incredibly useful and hard-working event, supported by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School. This quick report sets out a series of observations and reactions.  If you are interested in increasing data and digital capabilities … Read More »

Sharing Cities – the Importance of Values and Behaviours in amongst the Science and Process of Programme Delivery

Last week, we launched our H2020 Smart Cities and Communities Programme, “Sharing Cities”.  The two day event brought together 70 people, from 30 partner organisations, 6 countries, all working in splendid harmony across 8 highly connected work packages – well that’s the plan, eventually.  With a desire to do things differently (representatives of the European … Read More »

Building the City Data Market

We need to make smart cities and smart government real. To do so, we need to take city data seriously, and give shape to a complex marketplace. An elderly man sits comfortably in his housing association flat.  As usual, his son is having a busy day. Both are content that (aided by an integrated health … Read More »

Saved by the Bell – Hypercat Summit Talk

I spoke at the Hypercat Summit earlier this week.  I suffered the shame of being buzzed out when my allotted three minutes were up, so here is my talk, published in full…. I will be straightforward.  I want to see a range of actors in this city aware of and organised around the sharing and … Read More »